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Wireless Internet Guide

Wireless Internet Guide

Using the Guest Wireless Network

Grande Ronde Hospital is proud to offer free wireless high-speed Internet access to our patients and visitors. The GRH Guest Wireless Network works with most wireless-equipped computing devices. For your convenience, connectivity is available throughout the hospital and clinics, including in patient rooms and visitor waiting areas.

Connecting to the GRH Guest Wireless Network

In order to connect to GRH's wireless networks, follow these steps:

  1. Enable the wireless feature on your computer.
  2. Connect to the grh_public_net network.
  3. Once you are connected, open your web browser. Upon your first attempt to navigate to a website, you will be redirected to the Acceptable Use Policy. You must read and accept this policy by clicking "I Accept" at the bottom of the page.
  4. After accepting the policy you are delivered to the Grande Ronde Hospital website.
  5. You can now browse the web normally. Happy surfing!

Important Guidelines

Grande Ronde Hospital uses web filtering software to protect our guests and employees from objectionable or inappropriate content. Should you attempt to visit a web site that is blocked, your web browser will display a notification with a brief explanation.

Grande Ronde Hospital cannot provide technical support for your device or connectivity or your software configuration. If the service appears to be unavailable, please report this to the Information Desk in the main lobby. As a courtesy, we have included some helpful troubleshooting information on the next page.


  • Your use of the GRH Guest Wireless Network Internet connection is at your own risk. As with most public wireless hot spots, the GRH Guest Wireless Network is not secure. There can be unknown third parties between a user and anybody with whom the user communicates. Any information being sent or received could potentially be intercepted by another wireless user. Cautious and informed wireless users should not transmit their credit card information, passwords and any other sensitive personal information while using any wireless "hot spot."
  • Grande Ronde Hospital assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for any loss of data, damages, or viruses that may infect your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing in any website, or your downloading of any materials from websites.
  • Any restriction or monitoring of a minor's access to the hospital's guest wireless network is the sole responsibility of the parent or guardian.
  • Grande Ronde Hospital cannot guarantee that your hardware will work with the hospital's Guest Wireless Network.
  • If you have problems accessing the Internet over the GRH Guest Wireless Network, staff cannot assist in making changes to your network settings or perform any troubleshooting on your device. You should refer to the owners' manual for your device or other support services offered by your device manufacturer.

Troubleshooting Tips

The GRH Guest Wireless Network supports 802.11b and 802.11g devices only. If you cannot connect to the wireless network, verify your wireless adapter is running in one of these modes.

The GRH Guest Wireless Network requires your web browser to be configured to automatically detect proxy settings. If you can connect to the wireless network but are unable to browse websites, you should verify your browser is configured properly. Below are steps to check your proxy configuration for some popular web browsers:

Microsoft Internet Explorer

  • Select "Internet Options" from the "Tools" menu.
  • Click the "Connections" tab.
  • Click the "LAN Settings" button.
  • Verify "Automatically detect settings" is checked.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Select "Options" from the "Tools" menu.
  • Click the "Advanced" icon along the top of the "Options" window.
  • Click the "Network" tab.
  • Click the "Settings" button.
  • Verify "Auto-Detect Proxy Settings for This Network" is selected.

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